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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CHIC 3900: Police Violence and Mass Incarceration

CHICANA/O STUDIES is excited to offer CHIC 3900: Topics in Chicana/o Studies: Police Violence & Mass Incarceration this Fall. The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:15pm and will be taught by Assistant Professor Lena Carla Palacios. See below for the course description.

We engage critically with issues raised by police violence and mass incarceration of Chicanas/os-Latinas/os, asking what legal historians, critical race theorists and feminist criminologists can bring to the conversation and what we can learn from the critical analysis and collective action of scholar-activists who are at the forefront of migrant justice and anti-prison movements. Given the importance of social media for the documentation, analysis and activist organizing in response to policing, detention and deportation, the main assignments in this course are blog posts, video essays, community engagement, and youth-led participatory action research (YPAR). Although the course focuses on Chicanas/os-Latinas/os it is comparative in nature and will incorporate the voices and experiences of African American, American Indian, and Asian American communities in the Twin Cities.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at compalena@hotmail.com.